Irish President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina test positive for Covid

Ireland’s president and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19, it has been confirmed.

By PA Reporter
Friday, 4th March 2022, 2:12 pm
Updated Friday, 4th March 2022, 2:24 pm

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina tested positive after taking an antigen test earlier on Friday.

A spokesman for the president’s office said they both displayed mild symptoms of Covid-19 and will isolate for the next seven days.

The president will continue to work from Aras an Uachtarain.

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Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina.

Mr Higgins resumed his public appearances last year after the vast majority were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Many people sent well wishes to the president and his wife on social media.

Thousands of people are still testing positive for the virus in Ireland.

The Department of Health were notified of 4,042 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Thursday.

Another 4,746 people registered a positive antigen test on the HSE portal.